Visiting Chennai

Transport Services from Chennai Airport

The following transport services may be used to reach the Conference venue /Accommodation venue/Local visits.

Call Taxi Services:

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Airport to City AC Taxi fares and payment procedures*
  • Flag down fare (first 4 kms): Rs. 80
  • Every subsequent kilometer: Rs. 16
  • Waiting charges: 2 Rs Per minutes
  • Night charges: From midnight 12 O’clock to morning 6 AM ten percent extra on the above fare
*May vary for different operators.

Passengers must make their payment at the end of their journey and collect a printed electronic receipt. Payment can be made through cash, credit card or debit card. Rates are charged based on the distance traveled.

Limousine and Car Rental
  • Above Cabs are also available for hourly and Distance Basis.
  • ZoomCar App can be used for getting Self driven Cars by providing Driving licence details. For more details logon to or download Zoomcar App.

MTC Bus Services available from Airport

Bus No. From/To To/From Frequency
S21G High Court Tambaram 7 mins
XG18 T.Nagar Guduvanchery 12 mins
XM70C Koymabedu Market Tambaram 12 mins
S170 Thiruverkadu Tambaram 15 mins
X21G Broadway Tambaram 15 mins
XE18 High Court Guduvanchery 15 mins
S01B Thiruvetriyur B.S Tambaram 15 mins
S500 T.Nagar Chenglepet N.T. 17 mins
S70A Avadi Vandaloor Zoo 17 mins
18ANS High Court Tambaram 20 mins
S114 Red Hills Vandaloor Zoo 20 mins
SD18 High Court Perungulathur 20 mins
XB18 Korukkupet R.S Vandaloor Zoo 22 mins
XG70 Vadapalani B.S Guduvanchery 22 mins
60 Broadway Anakaputhur 24 mins
S170T Kaviarasu Kannadasan Naga Vandaloor Zoo 25 mins
52B Broadway Hasthinapuram 25 mins
X70A Avadi Vandaloor Zoo 25 mins
Z114 Red Hills Vandaloor Zoo 25 mins
SG18 T.Nagar Guduvanchery 28 mins
SE18 High Court Guduvanchery 29 mins
SP21 High Court Guduvanchery 29 mins
Z21G Broadway Tambaram 30 mins
70C Koymabedu Market Tambaram 33 mins
S500B High Court S.P.Koil 34 mins

How to reach VIT Chennai

How to reach VIT Chennai from the Chennai Airport/ Chennai Central Railway Station.

VIT University Chennai Campus is located midway between Vandalur Zoo and Kelambakkam in South Chennai in the State of Tamil Nadu. It is 30 km away from Chennai International Airport and 42km away from Chennai Central Junction. It is easily accessible by Metro Train and Deluxe Buses from both Chennai Airport and Central Railway Junction. The nearest Metro Station is Vadalur Zoo, which is 9Km from the campus. The campus can be reached by MTC Bus Route No. 555 from Tambaram bound for Tiruporur. From Vandalur Zoo, Van services are also available

Reaching from Chennai Airport:
You can reach the campus within 30 minutes by taxi. From Airport one has to drive via Pallavaram, Chromepet, Tambaram and Vandalur Zoo on the National Highway – NH45. From Vandalur Zoo one has to take a left turn on the road adjacent to Zoo leading to Kelambakkam. In less than 9 Kms, you will find the Campus located next to Krisp IT Park.

By Train to VIT Chennai:
If you arrive at Chennai Central, you can move to Park Town Station (Opposite to Central Station). From there you can reach Vandalur Zoo by Metro Trains bound for Chengalpattu. During peak hours you will find trains bound for Tambaram every 5 minutes. You can get down at Tambaram Junction and reach the campus by bus.

By Bus to VIT Chennai:
Vandalur Zoological Park is well connected by Deluxe and Luxury buses plying from major locations of Chennai. From Vandalur Zoo, you can reach either by auto or van.

S.No Source to Destination (VIT) Google Map Directions
1 Chennai Central Railway Station to VIT Chennai Campus
2 Chennai Airport to VIT Chennai Campus
3 CMBT to VIT Chennai Campus
4 Tambaram to VIT Chennai Campus
5 Vandalur to VIT Chennai Campus
6 Kelambakkam to VIT Chennai Campus
Arrival Nearest Railway Suburban Station Remarks Time
Chennai Central Chennai Park Opposite to the Chennai Central Railway Station 5-10 Minutes (Walking)
Chennai Airport Tirushulam Opposite to the Chennai Airport 5-10 Minutes (Walking)
Tambaram Tambaram Near to Tambram Bus stand 2-5 Minutes (Walking)
VIT Chennai Campus Vandalur 10 Km from VIT Chennai Campus
Additional Reference links for Suburban Train and MTC Bus Guide Important Apps to guide about Suburban train and MTC Buses
S.NO Mobile APP Name Link to download
1 Chennai Local train time table App (Google Play Store) ( App Store)
2 Chennai MTC Bus App (Google Play Store) (App Store)

How to reach Conference Venue

Conference Venue:
Academic Block 1 (AB 1), VIT Chennai Campus

There are two academic blocks in VIT Chennai namely - AB1 and AB2.

ICNETS2 Conference Event is scheduled in AB1.

Reach to 7th floor Auditorium in Academic Block 1 (AB1)

Able to accommodate 400 participants, it has been built with centralised air conditioners , Wi-Fi service and a spectacular stage along with perfect amount of lighting. ICNETS2 Conference Event is scheduled in this Auditorium. It is located in the seventh floor of AB1.

Tamilnadu Tourism


Chennai or Madras as it was called before, on the Coromandel Coast, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a State of the Indian Sub-continent. It is a major industrial, commercial, cultural, economic and educational centre of the Southern India. The Chennai District’s population is 46,81,087 [2011 census]. Chennai City is the sixth largest populated in Indian cities. It is known as the "Detroit of India" because many automobile industries are located here. The city also has a population of over 80,000 expatriates as per 2011 census.

There are many versions and legends as to how this city’s name kept changing from Madras and Chennai from time to time. Originally this city was called as Madras, from Madraspattinam during Nayakars rule. It was a fishing village situated to the north of the present Fort St. George. British bought the piece of land from the King of Vijayanagar and built the Fort St. George that houses today’s Secretariat complex of Government of Tamil Nadu. British retained the name as Madrasapattinam, though the locals called it as Chennapattinam. A Legend also says, this city was first named Chennai in honour of Damal Chennappa Nayakkar. In 1996, the then ruling Government of Madras, renamed it as Chennai and it stands good till date.

Beautiful Beaches, One day leisure outlets, Modern Sea Port and Airport, Long and beautiful Highways, Convenient multi-Transport system, Theme parks, Industrial cities, Hi –Tech software silicon valley parks, Sophisticated Multi Speciality Hospitals, World Class Universities, High Rise Business and Residential complexes are the present days outlook of the great Chennai.

Some Facts about Chennai
  • Geographical Location Latitudinal parallels: 13 degree 5' N Longitudinal meridians: 80 degree 16' E.
  • Climate March to June (warmest months) Mid-December to February (coldest months) June to September (Warm) October to Mid-December (Moderate rain)
  • Temperature Highest maximum of 40 degree C to lowest minimum of 15 degree C
  • Language Regional Language: Tamil, English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malyalam are widely spoken and understood

Local Sights

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Getting Here

Chennai is well connected by air, rail and road to all the major cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Bombay, and Calcutta and to most other important cities and towns.

There are regular train services from Bengaluru (4 trains per day), Calcutta (3 Trains Per day), New Delhi (4 Trains per day). Chennai Airport is used for both domestic and international flights.

Prepaid Calling Cards

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Shopping In Chennai

Chennai, being one of the metropolitan cities of India and important commercial destinations in South India, has a lot to offer to the tourists who come here. So, if you are a shopaholic then you don't need to worry at all, for there is a lot in store for you in the lanes of this ethnic city. From traditional shops selling items like pattamara mats, leaf handicrafts from Tirunellveli, bronze and brass castings and traditional jewellery from Kumbakonam, metal works from Tanjavur and stone carvings from Mamallapuram and silks from Kanchipuram to sophisticated malls, Chennai doesn't disappoint its visitors when it comes to shopping. Plus the growing competition between the shop keepers and the mall owners has proved to be a boon for the buyers. So if you like to shop, there are places in Chennai, which will make you shop till you drop. Some of the top shopping destinations in Chennai are:

Pondy Bazaar
Pondy bazaar, located in T.Nagar, is an important commercial hub in Chennai. The bazaar has many things to offer like elegant footwear, leather bags, crockery, toys, costume, jewellery, cotton garments, stationary, music accessories etc. It is one of the liveliest places in Chennai and an ideal place to end the holidays with shopping.

Anna Salai (Mount Road)
Formerly known as Mount Road, the Anna Salai is a major road in Chennai. This famous road has many large stores lined up covering an area of almost 8 km. From jewellery to south Indian delicacies, this road has what you want.

Panagal Park
The shops are concentrated on South Usman Road and Ranganathan Street. Famous for jewellery, one can also find silk saris in this area.

T- Nagar
The T-Nagar or Thyagaraya Nagar provides some of the best shopping centres, business establishments, accommodation providers and other commercial enterprises. The buyers can shop for garments, jewellery, electronic products, and toys, which are largely available here.

Anna Nagar
Located in Western Chennai, Anna Nagar is one of the best shopping destinations. The area offers shopping of expensive items and branded stuffs.

George Town
It is one of the crowded market areas of the city and a well known area for shopping. The Burma Bazaar is one of the shopping areas in the town. There are some fine things which you can buy like the pure mulberry silk which is a speciality of Tamil Nadu. The saris of Kanchipuram, a temple town, are famous for their lustre and dazzling hue. The shops will offer a large variety of options to choose.

Egmore is an upmarket shopping area containing tourist destinations and great shopping areas: shopping plazas and local departmental stores. It is also one of the important commercial centres of Chennai and a place for dedicated to the shopaholics.

The place is known for classical dance shopping. One can find costumes, jewellery and other dance accessories near the Kapaleeswarar temple. Silk from Kanchipuram is also available in the prominent areas of Mylapore. There are a number of retails shops of handicrafts, traditional items and fashion accessories etc.

There are several malls in the city like the Express Avenue in Royapettah High Road, Spencer plaza at Anna Salai, Chennai Citi Center. Shop your heart out and cherish your memories with the souvenirs which you have brought with you.

Money Changers

Given below is a list of some moneychangers in Chennai.

1. Maharaja Forex
Door No. 116, #5, 1st Floor, Kasi Arcade
Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondi Bazaar,
T Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017,
Phone: 044-2815-3910

2. Dass India Money Changer Pvt. Ltd
No. 3, Second Line Beach,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001

3. Sri Vari Money Exchange Pvt Ltd
CCC pearl palace, 24/1 Ground floor,
Govindan Street,
T.Nagar, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600017
Phone:044 4260 5010